Between You & Me
The Red Rattler, Sydney NSW
September 16th, 2018
Supports: On The Verge, Turn South and Yours Truly
Sunday night in Marrickville, hidden in an unsuspecting alleyway, lie one of Sydney’s most underrated venues which tonight is the home of the most recent Aussie break out band; Between You & Me!
The support lineup consisted of a beautiful celebration of Australia’s Alternative scene. Opening the night, playing to a surprisingly full room, we had On The Verge and Turn South. Both acts leant more towards the alternative side of the night; providing grunge vibes and the ideal energy build for an all ages crowd of excitable punters. A sure highlight being Turn South’s single ‘Maybe’ being a total crowd pleaser, and for good reason; they’re quite the talented bunch.
Swiftly following is Sydney natives Yours Truly, who have honestly been on every good line up for the last 3 months, so really who’s surprised to see them pop up again. As per expectation these guys pull off a flawless performance (barring a poor broken guitar strap) that could easily translate to much larger venues. Playing a well balanced discography including new single ‘High Hopes”, the band easily had the crowd in the palm of their hands. Keep an eye on these guys because they’re clearly on the up and up this year.
Now personally I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Between You & Me a handful of times, however since last time I’d seen them play they’ve been signed to Hopeless Records, released a masterpiece of a pop punk record and headlined a Japan tour… in my last review when they opened for Tonight Alive, I told you they’d blow up quickly and this is where I smugly say “I told you so”.
Regardless I had no idea what to expect from their live show this time around, but based off the palpable excitement from the now packed room, it was going to be a good one.
The set itself comprised of a blended mix of their debut album Everything Is Temporary and their 2016 EP Paper Thin; ‘Trees In The Winter’ being a particular personal highlight. BYAM are just one of those bands that don’t just match their studio sound, they transcend it. The new album was done so much justice and the energy of the band elevated the vibe to a whole new level of sweaty excitement. The set finished off with a crowd surf from none other than vocalist Jake Wilson and a packed out room of punters leaving wearing elated yet exhausted expressions. If you ever get a chance to see these guys play, definitely don’t turn it down or you’ll be missing out.
Between You & Me
Between You & Me – Everything Is Temporary Tour
September 21 – Unibar, Adelaide LIC/ AA
September 22 – The Curtin, Melbourne 18+
September 23 – Wrangler Studios, Melbourne AA